Neeson, T.M., Moody, A.T., O'Hanley, J.R., Diebel, M., Doran, P.J., Ferris, M.C., Colling, T., McIntyre, P.B. 2018. Aging infrastructure creates opportunities for cost-efficient restoration of aquatic ecosystem connectivity. Ecological Applications.  https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1750

Egly, R., Annis, G.Chadderton, W. L., Peters, J.A., Larson, E.R. 2018. Predicting the potential distribution of the nonnative Red Swamp Crayfish Procambarus clarkii in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2018.11.007

Neeson, T.M., 
Doran, P.J., Ferris, M.C., Fitzpatrick, K.B., Herbert, M., Khoury, M., Moody, A.T., Ross, J., Yacobson, E., McIntyre, P.G. 2018. Conserving rare species can have high opportunity costs for common species.  Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14162

Milt, A.W., Diebel, M.W.Doran, P.J., Ferris, M.C., Herbert, M.Khoury, M.L., Moody, A.T., Neeson, T.M., Ross, J., Treska, T., O'Hanley, J.R., Walter, L., Wangen, S.R., Yacobson, E., and McIntyre, P.B. 2018. Minimizing opportunity costs to aquatic connectivity restoration while controlling an invasive species. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13105


Riseng, C.M., Wehrly, K.E., Wang, L., Rutherford, E.S., McKenna JR., J.E., Johnson, L.B., Mason, L.A., Castiglione, C., Hollenhorst, T.P., Sparks-Jackson, B.L., and Sowa, S.P. 2017. Ecosystem classification and mapping of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0242

Hall, K.R.Herbert, M.E.Sowa, S.P., Mysorekar, S., Woznicki, S.A., Nejadhashemi A.P., and Wang, L. 2017. Reducing current and future risks: Using climate change scenarios to test an agricultural conservation framework. Journal of Great Lakes Research 43(1): 59-68.

Isely, Paul; Nordman, Erik E.; Howard, Shaun; and Bowman, Richard. 2017. Phragmites Removal Increases Property Values in Michigan’s Lower Grand River Watershed. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 5. 

Eanes, F.R., Singh, A.S., Bulla, B.R. et al. 2017. Midwestern US Farmers Perceive Crop Advisers as Conduits of Information on Agricultural Conservation Practices. Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-017-0927-z

Beletsky, Dmitry, Raisa Beletsky, Edward S. Rutherford, Jennifer L. Sieracki, Jonathan M. Bossenbroek, W. Lindsay Chadderton, Marion E. Wittmann, Gust M. Annis, and David M. Lodge. 2017. Predicting spread of aquatic invasive species by lake currents. Journal of Great Lakes Research 43, no. 3:14-32.

Fore J.D., Sowa, S.P., Galat, D.L., and D. Diamond. 2017. Assessing effects of sediment-reducing agriculture conservation practices on stream fishes. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72 (4): 326-342.

Allan, J.D., N.F. Manning, S.D.P. Smith, C.E. Dickinson, C.A. Joseph, and D.R. Pearsall. 2017. Ecosystem services of Lake Erie: Spatial distribution and concordance of multiple services. Jounal of Great Lakes Research.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2017.06.001

Peterson, M.S., K.S. Dillon, and C.A. May. 2017. Species richness and functional feeding group patterns in small, patchy, natural and constructed intertidal fringe oyster reefs. In D.M. Bilkovic, M.M. Mitchell, M.K. La Peyre, and J.D. Toft (Eds.), Living Shorelines: the science and management of nature-based coastal protection (pp. 383-399). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Marine Science Series, Taylor & Francis Group and CRC Press. 499p. (Invited Chapter).

Thum, R.A., Parks, S., Mcnair, J.N., Tyning, P., Hausler, P., Chadderton, L.Tucker, A., and A. Monfils. 2017. Survival and vegetative regrowth of Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoil following operational treatment with auxinic herbicides in Gun Lake, Michigan. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 55: 103–107. http://www.apms.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/japm-55-02-103.pdf

Annis, Gust M.Douglas R. PearsallKatherine J. Kahl, Erika L. Washburn, Christopher A. May, Rachael Franks Taylor, James B. Cole,David N. EwertEdward T. Game, and Patrick J. Doran. 2017. Designing coastal conservation to deliver ecosystem and human well-being benefits. PloS one 12, no. 2: e0172458.

Christopher, S., Arnold, J., Herbert, M., Mahl, U., Ross, J., Royer, T., Sowa, S., Tank, J., Trentman, M., White, M., and Yen, H. 2017. Modeling nutrient removal using watershed-scale implementation of the two-stage ditch. Ecological Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.03.015

Scavia, D., Kalcic, M., Muenich, R., Read, J., Aloysius, N., Bertani, I., Boles, C., Remegio, C., DePinto, J., Gildow, M., Martin, J., Redder, T., Robertson, D., Sowa, S., Wang, Y., & Yen, H. 2017. Multiple models guide strategies for agricultural nutrient reductions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15 (3): 126-132.

Marion E. Wittmann, Gust Annis, Andrew M. Kramer, Lacey Mason, Catherine Riseng, Edward S. Rutherford, William L. Chadderton, Dmitry Beletsky John M. Drake, David M. Lodge. 2017. Refining species distribution model outputs using landscape-scale habitat data: Forecasting grass carp and Hydrilla establishment in the Great Lakes region. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Moody, A.T., T.M. Neeson, S. Wangen, J. Dischler, M.W. Diebel, A. Milt, M. HerbertM. KhouryE. YacobsonP.J. Doran, M.C. Ferris, J.R. O’Hanley and P.B. McIntyre. 2017. Pet project or best project? Online decision support tools for prioritizing barrier removals in the Great Lakes and beyond. Fisheries. 42: 57-65.


Hall, K.R.,  M.E. Herbert, S.P. Sowa, S. Mysorekar, S.A. Woznicki,  A.P. Nejadhashemi and L. Wang. 2016. Forcasting "How much conservation is enough?" with ecologically-informed climate scenarios. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 

Kerr, J., DePinto, J. A., McGrath, D.Sowa, S.P., Swinton, S. M. 2016. Sustainable management of Great Lakes watersheds dominated by agricultural land use. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 42 (6): 252-1259.

Sampath, P.V.Liao, H.S.Curtis, Z.K.Herbert, M.E., Doran, P.J.May, C A., Landis, D.A., and Li, S.G. 2016. Understanding fen hydrology across multiple scales. Hydrological Processes 3033903407. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10865.

Wegleitner, B.J., Tucker, A.J.Chadderton, W.L. and Mahon, A.R. 2016. Identifying the genetic structure of introduced populations of northern snakehead (Channa argus) in Eastern USA. Aquatic Invasions 11: 199-208.

Tucker, A.J., W.L. Chadderton, C.L. Jerde, M.A. Renshaw, K. Uy, C. Gantz, A.R. Mahon, A. Bowen, T. Strakosh, J.M. Bossenbroek, J.L. Sieracki, D. Beletsky, and J. Bergner. 2016. A sensitive environmental DNA (eDNA) assay leads to new insights on Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) spread in North America. Biological Invasions 18: 3205-3222.

David M. Lodge, Paul W. Simonin, Stanley W. Burgiel, Reuben P. Keller, Jonathan M. Bossenbroek, Christopher L. Jerde, Andrew M. Kramer, Edward S. Rutherford, Matthew A. Barnes, Marion E. Wittmann, W. Lindsay Chadderton, Jenny L. Apriesnig, Dmitry Beletsky, Roger M. Cooke, John M. Drake, Scott P. Egan, David C. Finnoff, Crysta A. Gantz, Erin K. Grey, Michael H. Hoff, Jennifer G. Howeth, Richard A. Jensen, Eric R. Larson, Nicholas E. Mandrak, Doran M. Mason, Felix A. Martinez, Tammy J. Newcomb, John D. Rothlisberger, Andrew J. Tucker, Travis W. Warziniack, and Hongyan Zhang. 2016Risk Analysis and Bioeconomics of Invasive Species to Inform Policy and Management.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41(1) 17.1–17.36 doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-085532

Paskus, J.J., D.R. Pearsall, and J.A. Ross. 2016. Facilitating the Effectiveness of State Wildlife Action Plans at Multiple Scales in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes LCC: Findings and Recommendations. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Midwest Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative. East Lansing, MI. Report number MNFI 2016-02, 56 pp. + appendices.

Albert, D.A., M. Lapin, and D.R. Pearsall. 2016. Knowing the territory: landscape ecosystem classification and mapping. Michigan Botanist 54:34-41.

Haw, Y., M.J. White, J.G. Arnold, S.C. Keitzer, M.V. Johnson, J.D. Atwood, P. Daggupati, M.E. HerbertS.P. Sowa, S.A. Ludsin, D.M. Robertson, R. Srinivasan, C.A. Rewa.  2016. Western Lake Erie Basin: Soft-data-constrained, NHDPlus resolution watershed modeling and exploration of applicable conservation scenarios. Science of the Total Environment 569: 1265-1281.

Tallis H, Polasky S, Biske R, DeGeus D, Dell R, Doane M, Downes L, Goldstein J, Hodgman T, Johnson K, Luby I, Pennington D, Reuter M, Segerson K, Stark I, Stark J, Vollmer-Sanders C, Weaver SK. 2016. Financing Change: Five bold ways to revive the Dead Zone and rebuild soils. The University of Minnesota, St. Paul, and The Nature Conservancy, Washington, DC.

Ross, J.A.M.E. HerbertS.P. Sowa, J.R. Frankenberger, K.W. King, S.F. Christopher, J.L. Tank, J.G. Arnold, M.J. White, and H. Yen. 2016. A synthesis and comparative evaluation of factors influencing the effectiveness of drainage water management. Agricultural Water Management 178: 366-376.

Li, S-G., P. V. Sampath, H-S. Liao, Z.K. Curtis, M.E. HerbertP.J. DoranC.A. May, and D.A. Landis. 2016. Modeling the hydrology of MacCready fen.  In revision, Journal of Hydrology.

Sowa, S.P.Herbert, M.E., Mysorekar, S.S., Annis, G., Hall, K., Nejadhashemi, A.P., Woznicki, S.A., Wang, L., and Doran, P. 2016. How much conservation is enough? Defining implementation goals for healthy fish communities. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 42 (6): 1302-1321.

Keitzer, S. C., Ludsin, S. A., Sowa, S.P., Annis, G., Daggupati, P., Froelich, A., Herbert, M. Johnson, M. V., Yen, H., White, M., Arnold, J. G., Sasson, A. and Rewa, C. 2016. Thinking outside the lake: How might Lake Erie nutrient management benefit stream conservation in the watershed? Journal of Great Lakes Research. 42 (6): 1322-1331.

Fales, M.K.R. DellM.E. HerbertS.P. Sowa, J. Asher, G. O'Neil, P.J. DoranB. Wickerham. 2016. Making the leap from science to implementation: Strategic agricultural conservation in Michigan's Saginaw Bay watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 42 (6): 1372-1375.

Kerr, J.M., M. Meersman, E. Fuller, and M.K. Fales. 2016. Exploring the potential role of public drain managers in motivating agricultural conservation practices. Journal of Great Lakes Research.


Agostini, V.N., S.W. Margles, J.K. Knowles, S.R. Schill, R.J. Bovino, and R.J. Blyther. 2015. Marine zoning in St. Kitts and Nevis: a design for sustainable management in the Caribbean. Ocean & Coastal Management, 104:1-10.

Allan, J.D., S.D.P Smith, P.B. McIntyre, C.A. Joseph, C.E. Dickerson, A.L Marino, R.G. Biel, J.C. Olson, P.J. Doran, R.S. Rutherford, J. E. Adkins, and A.O. Adeyemo. 2015. Using cultural ecosystem services to inform restoration priorities in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13: 418–424.

Cross, M.D., K.V. Root, C.J. Mehne, J. McGowan-Stinkski, D. Pearsall, and J.C. Gillingham. 2015. Multi-scale responses of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) to prescribed fire. The American Midland Naturalist, 173:346-362.

Ewert, D.N.K.R. Hall, R.J. Smith, and P.G. Rodewald. 2015. Landbird stopover in the Great Lakes region: Integrating Habitat Use and Climate Change in Conservation. Studies in Avian Biology 47:17-46.

Fleming, G.M., J.M. Wunderle, Jr., D.N. Ewert, and J.J. O'Brien. 2015. Functional attributes of two subtropical shrubs and implications for the distribution and management of endangered bird habitat. Journal of Plant Ecology

Gantz, C.A., D.R. Gordon, C.L. Jerde, R.P. Keller, W.L. Chadderton, P.D. Champion, and D.M. Lodge. 2015. Managing the introduction and spread of non-native aquatic plants in the Laurentian Great Lakes: A regional risk assessment approach. Management of Biological Invasions, 6(1):45-55. 

Mcleod, E., S.W. Margles Weis, S. Wongbusarakum, M. Gombos, A. Dazé, ‎ A. Otzelberger, A. Hammill, V. Agostini, D. Urena Cot, and M. Wiggins. 2015. Community-based climate vulnerability and adaptation tools: a review of tools and their applications. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2015.1046809.

Neeson, T., M.C. Ferris, M.W. Diebel, P.J. Doran, J.R. O'Hanley, and P.B. McIntyre. 2015. Enhancing ecosystem restoration efficiency through spatial and temporal coordination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112:6236-6241.

Sampath, P. V., H-S. Liao, Z. K. Curtis, P. J. DoranM. E. HerbertC. A. May, and S-G. Li. 2015. Understanding the Groundwater Hydrology of a Geographically-Isolated Prairie Fen: Implications for Conservation. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140430. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140430.

Shepard, C., B. Gilmer, J. DeQuattro, S.W. Margles Weis, A. Blejwas, and R. Bendick. 2015. Charting restoration: Gulf restoration priorities and funded projects five years after Deepwater Horizon. Washington DC: The Nature Conservancy.

Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian, C.R. Tobias, and C.A. May. 2015. Groundwater nitrogen processing in northern Gulf of Mexico restored marshes. Journal of Environmental Management 150:206-215.

Wang, C. M. L.A. Riseng, K.E. Mason, E.S. Wehrly, J.E. Rutherford, C. McKenna, Jr, L.B. Castiglione, D.M. Johnson, D.M. Infante, S.P. Sowa, M. Robertson, J. Schaeffer, M. Khoury, J. Gaiot, T. Hollenhorst, C. Brooks, and M. Coscarelli. 2015. A spatial classification and database for management, research, and policy making: the Great Lakes aquatic habitat framework. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 41 (2): 584-596


Agostini, V.N., and S.W. Margles. 2014. Marine Fisheries, social vulnerability and risk. Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions, 49-58. A joint publication of United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.

Barnes, M.A., C.L. Jerde, M.E. Wittmann, W.L. Chadderton, J. Ding, J. Zhang, M. Purcell, M. Budhathoki, and D.M. Lodge. 2014. Geographic selection bias of occurrence data influences transferability of invasive Hydrilla verticillata distribution models. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 2584–2593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1120.

Barnes, M.A., C.R. Turner, C.L. Jerde, M.A. Renshaw, W.L. Chadderton, and D.M. Lodge. 2014. Environmental conditions influence eDNA persistence in aquatic systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(3): 1819-1827.

Chadderton, W.L. 2014. Application of environmental DNA detection methods in management of aquatic invasive species: Lessons learnt from an impending Asian carp invasion of the Laurentian Great Lakes, USA. Eds. W. Fulton and K. Hall. Forum Proceedings: Carp Management in Australia — State of Knowledge. Melbourne, June 19–20, 2012. 42-46.

Davis, M., D. Brown, H. Robertson, and W.L. Chadderton. 2014. How well does LCDB2 map wetlands in the Wellington region? DOC Research and Development Series, 341: 21p.

Ewert, D.N., C.L. Roy, G.J. Soulliere, and R.J. Pierce. 2014. Stakeholder input for revision of the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Landbird Habitat Conservation Strategy. Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Technical Report No. 2014-1.

Fleming, G.M., J.M. Wunderle, Jr., D.N. Ewert, and J.J. O'Brien. 2014. Estimating plant biomass in early-successional subtropical vegetation using a visual obstruction technique. Applied Vegetation Science 17:356-366.

Fore, J., S.P. Sowa, D. Galat, G. Annis, D. Diamond, and C. Rewa. 2014. Riverine threat indices to assess watershed condition and identify primary management capacity of agriculture natural resource management agencies. Environmental Management 53(3):567-82.

Handler, S., M.J. Duveneck, L. Iverson, E. Peters, R.M. Scheller, K.R. Wythers, L. Brandt, P. Butler, M. Janowiak, P.D. Shannon, C. Swanston, A.C. Eagle, J.G. Cohen, R. Corner, P.B. Reich, T. Baker, S. Chhin, E. Clark, D. Fehringer, J. Fosgitt, J. Gries, C. Hall, K.R. Hall, R. Heyd, C.L. Hoving, I. Ibáñez, D. Kuhr, S. Matthews, J. Muladore, K. Nadelhoffer, D. Neumann, M. Peters, A. Prasad, M. Sands, R. Swaty, L. Wonch, J. Daley, M. Davenport, M.R. Emery, G. Johnson, L. Johnson, D. Neitzel, A. Rissman, C. Rittenhouse, and R. Ziel. 2014. Michigan forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-129. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 229 p.

Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., M. Diebel, P.B. McIntyre, and P.J. Doran. 2014. Predicting road culvert passability for migratory fishes. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1414–1424. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12248

Sieracki, J. L., J.M. Bossenbroek, and W.L. Chadderton. 2014. A spatial modeling approach to predicting the secondary spread of invasive species due to ballast water discharge. PLoS ONE. 9 (12):e114217. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114217.

Smith, S.D.P., P.B. McIntyre, B.S. Halpern, R.M. Cooke, A.L. Marino, G.L. Boyer, A. Buchsbaum, G.A. Burton Jr., L.M. Campbell, J.J.H. Ciborowski, P.J. Doran, D.M. Infante, L.B. Johnson, J.G. Read, J.B. Rose, E.S. Rutherford, A.D. Steinman, and J.D. Allan. In press. Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: A quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes. Ecological Applications.

Sowa, S.P. 2014. IMDS: Informing the logistics of the conservation enterprise. Michigan State of the Great Lakes 2013, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 23.

Tucker, A.J. and C.E. Williamson. 2014. The invasion window for warmwater fish in clearwater lakes: the role of ultraviolet radiation and temperature. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 181-192.

Wittmann, M.E., C. L. Jerde, J.G. Howeth, S.P. Maher, A.M. Deines, J.A. Jenkins, G.W. Whitledge, S.R. Burbank, W.L. Chadderton, A.R. Mahon, J.T. Tyson, C.A. Gantz, R.P. Keller, J.M. Drake, and D.M. Lodge. 2014. Grass carp in the Great Lakes region: establishment potential, expert perceptions, and re-evaluation of experimental evidence of ecological impact. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71, 992–999.

Wunderle, J.M., Jr., P.K. Lebow, J.D. White, D. Currie, and D.N. Ewert. 2014. Sex and age differences in site fidelity, food resources tracking and body condition of wintering Kirtland's Warblers (Setophaga kirtlandii) in The Bahamas. Ornithological Monographs 80:1-62.

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